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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2005;38(5): 384-386.
Discogenic Abdominal Pain.
Seokmin Choi, Sang ho Lee
1Department of Neurosurgery, Spine Center, Myongji St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea. nsseokmin@krpost.net
2Department of Neurosurgery, Gimpo Airport Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
There have been several reports about abdominal pain due to discitis in children or thoracic disc herniation. However, none of them could verify causal relationship between disc disease and abdominal pain clearly. The authors report a patient with discogenic abdominal pain who had disc degeneration at lower lumbar level without definite protrusion or any evidence of inflammation. We could reproduce the abdominal pain by using discography. The patient was treated by percutaneous disc decompression successfully.
Key Words: Discogenic; Abdominal pain
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